EXtensible Collaboration and

Analytics Platform™ (X-CAP ™)

X-CAP provides a simplified, cloud-based, global information environment built on an elastically scalable framework. X-CAP provides platform, data, and software services that process real-time streaming data feeds and provide seamless access to large-scale structured and unstructured data stores. X-CAP manages large sets of data (terabytes of data with millions of updates per minute) and orchestrates analytics exploiting data in a multi-level security data environment.   

X-CAP‘s System Integrations and Data Fusion capabilities fuse data from disparate systems and platforms to paint a unified operating picture.

X-CAP’s end-to-end data management and scalable framework supports rapidly evolving information demands without incurring unnecessary latency.

 

 

X-CAP currently supports Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) and United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) MINOTAUR Family of Systems (MFoS), e.g., MINOTAUR Web and MINOTAUR Reach (MW/R), as an integrated platform and provides support for emerging Big Data needs such as unstructured data ingest, automated mission analytics, cloud-based distributed persistence, and Resource Description Framework (RDF) storage.

X-CAP compresses decision times from hours to minutes to seconds through fluid communications across disparate systems, platforms, and enterprises eliminating disjointedness and track data. X-CAP’s ability to increase the interoperability of data between disparate systems operating in a multi-level security environment and turning near real-time data into universally available actionable information. By compressing decision times, X-CAP enhances dynamic decision making by decreasing time to insight, time to tasking, data processing and aggregation time and costs.

 

Core Capabilities

  • Cloud-based, global information environment built on a scalable framework employing micro-service architectures
  • Micro-service architectures support incremental deployment, and in most cases, with no system down time
  • Orchestrates analytics exploiting data in a multi-level security data environment
  • OpenAPI standard interfaces for data consumption from netted national and theater sensors
  • Web-based thin-client user interfaces to maximize remote access (no local client installation, intuitive visualizations, and User Interfaces (UI))
  • Hosted forensic and predictive analytics using Big Data and related cloud technologies.
  • Extensible knowledge management technologies, techniques, and policies to manage large datasets
  • Field-level data tagging to allow hosting in multi-level security environments and dissemination of data from higher to lower security classification enclaves and networks (supporting remote or disadvantaged tactical users)
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interfaces for rapid data ingest, query, analysis, fusion, and dissemination
  • Uses the latest Government Off The Shelf (GOTS), Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS), Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), and other non-developmental items technologies
  • Network and enclave agnostic that integrates with existing Enterprise Security mechanisms supporting authentication of people and non-person entities

 

Benefits

  • Rapid and cost-effective deployment options
  • System-level scalability and resiliency; petabyte capable data transfers
  • Low latency, near real-time data processing and dynamic ingest, terabytes of data with millions of updates per minute
  • Orchestrates analytics exploiting data in a multi-level security data environment
  • Enhances data exchanges between tactical-level Combat Systems (CS) and Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems
  • Beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) visibility
  • Operates in Multi-Level Security (MLS) environments; data segregated and protected against leakage; runs on any security enclave
  • Multi-Int Data Sources; enables National to Tactical Integration (NTI) and High-Side Fusion (HSF)
  • Combat Systems/C2 shared data management
  • Easily and efficiently emulates target environments such as Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), GovCloud, and Agile Core Services (ACS)/ Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES)
  • Core security services integrate with enterprise identity management solutions (e.g., DoD CAC, PKI. Local Domains)
  • Demonstrated reliability on common platforms

 

Features

  • Built using open-source software. It implements a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) with support for near real-time data streaming on top of virtualized or cloud-enabled technologies.
  • Uses scalable, standards-based data processing technologies (e.g., Apache Kafka, Storm, StreamSets, NiFi, Amazon Simple Queueing Service (SQS), and Simple Notification Service (SNS)). These technologies provide an entry point for X-CAP’s Complex Event Processing (CEP) and a distribution mechanism for data and analytic results in support of enhanced Situational Awareness.
  • Deployable on any cloud infrastructure and leverage built-in elastic compute capabilities. For more constrained environments—non-elastic shipboard clouds and converged virtualized servers, X-CAP can run on minimized Virtual Machines.
  • Integrates with existing security mechanisms such as a token-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) (e.g., Common Access Card (CAC)) or software-based PKI/Public Key Enabling (PKE) certificates).
  • Successfully integrated with the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) Identification, Authentication, and Authorization (IAA) security framework, and with token-based enterprise IAA. It can use locally maintained Lightweight Domain Access Protocol (LDAP) or Active Directory (AD) registry (planned for delivery with Agile Core Services (ACS)).